Friday, August 8, 2014

Purple Heart Day 2014: Wounded not Broken

The Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the U.S. Armed Forces that has been wounded or died as a result of a wound in battle, and yesterday August 7th was  Purple Heart Day. ( Click here for background). For those of you who did not know, Gen. George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit, known today as the Purple Heart on August 7th, 1782.

I am a wounded warrior myself (Click here for story) and similar to my “Alive Day” celebration, I chose to observe the day properly and celebrate life with a challenging workout. Nothing makes me feel more alive than throwing a 70LB slam ball. : )  At 0530 in the morning I was out CRUSHING IT with my teammates from Team Red, White, and Blue, which recognized its wounded members with this Purple Heart Day post on Facebook.

I encourage all wounded Veterans to get active and healthy if they are not already, and to get involved with Team Red, White, and Blue.

You never know the people you will meet, or stories you will hear from the person on your left and right working out with you. 



Jonathan is an experienced leader and coach with a proven record of leading and developing others to perform at higher levels and improve their overall effectiveness. He has a passion for learning and developing others to improve as leaders. Jonathan brings lessons from over 25 years of experience leading in U.S. Army Infantry, Cavalry, and Armor units in a wide range of assignments, to include leading soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. He is a decorated veteran and a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. Jonathan served as a faculty member at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY before transitioning from the Army in 2015. He is a certified Executive Coach and operates his own leadership coaching business. Check out his website here:

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